Finquest Sportfishing

Finquest Sportfising is an ideal choice for a Lake Michigan fishing charter. The captain has over 40 years of experience on the lake, having lived and fished Kenosha his whole life.

Finquest Charters uses all top-of-the-line equipment and all of the upcoming innovations and advances in the Great Lakes fishing. The captain will take you out aboard a spacious 35-foot Trojan motor yacht. With an open cockpit layout and removable screens, the vessel is weatherproof. It meets and even exceeds all U.S.C.G. safety and equipment requirements. Inside, there is a coach, a v-berth, and a dinette, as well as a clean bathroom with an electric flush toilet. The boat comes powered by twin 350 HP Mercruiser C.I. V-8 engines to push through Lake Michigan. Perfect for accommodating up to six anglers, it is fully rigged with state-of-the-art navigational electronics and sport fishing equipment.

The open water fishing season starts mid-April, when the Brown Trout and Coho Salmon fishing begins. Mid-May brings the “hottest bite on the lake” - Coho that range from 3 to 6 lbs. In mid-June the weather gets more stable and the fish are getting bigger. The captain heads offshore to the deeper waters to get a “Grand Slam” in his cooler.

July through August is the trophy time with the fish at their peak size of the year. Depending on the water temperature and the weather, you can go fishing in very shallow water.

There is less traffic on the water in September and October but the fishing can be quite hot. It is the best time to chase 3-year-old Kings, Rainbows, and Lakers. Lake Trout spawn in November and can put on the feed bag before that.

All trips come inclusive with exclusive Shimano Talora rods, Tekota reels, tackle, and lures. The captain will send your catch home cleaned and bagged, ready to go right into the frying pan! Want to increase the amount of catch in your cooler? The captain recommends 6 or 8 hr trips.

Please note that two-day fishing licenses are $14 each.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Enjoy Salmon and Trout fishing on Lake Michigan from Kenosha, Wisconsin. The package includes cleaning and bagging of your catch. The departure time can be arranged for 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    8 Hr. Weekdays - 1-4 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $760
    price breakdown
    $760
    Target Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan from Kenosha, Wisconsin. The package includes cleaning and bagging of your catch. Monday-Thursday. The departure time can be arranged for 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $630
    price breakdown
    $630
    This package is for the weekends ONLY! Target Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan from Kenosha, Wisconsin. The departure time can be arranged for 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr. Weekdays - 1-4 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $590
    price breakdown
    $590
    Your will target Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan from Kenosha, Wisconsin. The trip includes cleaning and bagging of your catch. Monday-Thursday. The departure time can be arranged for 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    5 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Weekend ONLY! Salmon and Trout fishing on Lake Michigan from Kenosha, Wi. The package includes cleaning and bagging of your catch.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 1-4 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 16 - Oct 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This 5-hour afternoon trip has a flexible departure time – 11am, noon, or 1pm, just let your captain know when you'd like to head out and get on fish! You'll be going after a variety of famous freshwater fish, including Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Steelhead, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hr. Weekdays - 1-4 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    The 5-hour trip for Salmon and Trout includes all equipment and cleaning and bagging of your catch for free. Monday-Thursday. The departure time can be arranged for 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.

About the Captain

Tim Wojnicz
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Angler's Choice
28 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
When I was 3 years old my Dad took me on the lake fishing for Perch. I have lived in Kenosha ,WI all my life, never more than a mile from the lake. I've seen many changes to the lakefront from a commercial/ industrial environment to a recreational / tourist friendly / entertainment location. I don't know of many days when I'm not down by the lake. Fishing over the years has become an addiction, a way of life for me. I worked construction for over 30 years. It was a tough way to make a living, but it made it possible to obtain a boat and follow my life's goal of becoming a Charter Captain. It is more satisfying for to me watch a customer catch the fish that he has been wanting to catch than for me to bring it in myself. Sometimes a fish gets off the line, but we will get another one! My main goal on the boat is to make sure everyone has a good time and it is a positive experience. We catch a lot of fish! But, that doesn't matter if it's not a great experience for everyone on the boat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon Salmon

Boat Specs

Trojan (Motor yacht) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader 350 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
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Half day trip
THANKS CAPTAIN TIM!
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Charles M.
Peoria, IL
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Half day morning trip with captain Tim

VERIFIED   May 30, 2020
Hey guys if u want an easy day of fishing get ahold of captain tim..he had us on beautiful coho salmon as soon as he got our...
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Christopher W.
Arlington Heights, IL
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 23, 2020
This is late in the season so Salmon was light. The lake trout were bitting like crazy though. Very fun trip
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Don H.
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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THANKS CAPTAIN TIM!

VERIFIED   August 12, 2020
Had a great time fishing with Captain Tim… We didn’t expect great fishing conditions going out in the afternoon,...
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Richard A.
Bellwood, Illinois
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Awesome experience

VERIFIED   August 5, 2020
I took my 14 year old son out for a day of Lake Michigan fishing. We caught our limit in about 3 hours. Captain Tim was awesome! ...
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Lawrence W.
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 26, 2020
Captain Tim was a great charter captain, best charter fishing experience I have had.the boy that caught the big Laker ,was...
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